Barney's Monday night rice

Barney's Monday night rice

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Cooking time

Cook: 25 mins - 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2 - 3

Throw together a tasty supper in less than thirty minutes with the Sunday roast leftovers

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
349
protein
25g
carbs
35g
fat
13g
saturates
2g
fibre
4g
sugar
2g
salt
0.84g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten with about 2 tbsp water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 heaped tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • a large handful of frozen peas (about 85g/3oz)
  • 250g leftover cold cooked rice (any type) or a 250g pouch of ready cooked rice
  • 175g cooked chicken or pork, shredded into strips
  • a good splash of soy sauce

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Method

  1. Heat half the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a highish heat. Pour in the beaten egg, swoosh it around the pan and leave it to set for a minute. Flip it over like a pancake and let it cook for a minute more on the otherside, then tip it out flat on to a plate.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in the same pan. Tip in the onion and sizzle for 3-4 minutes until it’s starting to brown, then stir in the garlic, curry powder and ketchup. Add the peas and cook for a minute or two until they start to defrost. Tip in the rice, cooked meat and a glass of water (100ml/31⁄2fl oz) and cook over a medium heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring as you go, until everything’s piping hot and the rice has taken on the colour of the curry powder.
  3. While your rice is frying, shred the omelette into long strips. Toss the omelette and soy sauce through the rice and cook for a moment more. Scoop the rice on to plates straight from the pan and serve with extra soy sauce for sprinkling over.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2003

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sarahah's picture
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Very tasty...cooked it last night. Went down a treat with me and hubby - he even asked for seconds. Think next time though I will use 2 eggs for the omelette as one just wasn't enough.

wendyrocks's picture
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I found this a really useful recipe to use the basic recipe and add whatever bits of leftover veg that suit a stir-fry. Peppers were very good in it.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This was very good and can be adjusted using whatever leftovers are availabe. I used two eggs for the omelette which seemed about right.

natalierachel's picture
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Made this last night and it was easy quick and delicious. Used double the amount of curry powder and was just right.

m1ll1e's picture
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A quick and easy meal that tasted really good. This will definitely be a regular dinner for us!

ali239's picture
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Never guess tomato ketchup in a rice dish would work but it does! I added some red and green peppers too and it was delicious. Yum!

cookingwithmama's picture
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Easy and delicious!I used curry paste and also added spring onions, peppers and sugarsnap peas.Will do again.

bfcpaul's picture
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A really quick and tasty meal. We've enjoyed it a few times. We sometimes purchase a shop bought pre-cooked chicken breast and use that instead of using leftovers.

alexlindner's picture
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Great and very tasty mid-week meal!
I won't bother with the egg next time though

hermionesheldon's picture
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Quick easy and delicious! Great leftover meat recipe!

deborah_38's picture

I made this recipe on Monday night as mentioned, was a great way to use up the sunday roast chicken I had left. I did however think that the amount of curry powder was to much so I just used half the amount, plus as another said the water made the egg to thin for a omlette. Overall will cook again, I can always find a satisfying recipe on this site.

amybelle's picture
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Nice but I found the omelette was too watery, would make it with milk and 2 eggs next time. Also, I'm veggie so my husband and son had it with the chicken and I had it with some grated cheese on top.

Also one of the quickest meals we've had!

smileysal's picture
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very nice although need a bit of extra oomph, may add more curry powder (or use paste) and tom ketchup next time

joankilleen's picture

I was a little sceptical about this. Ketchup with rice? But it works. And what a great way to use up cold roast meat (I had beef)

felicitypig's picture

ABSOLUTELY LOVELY! I USED SPINACH, PEPPERS, MUSHROOMS SPRING ONIONS AND CORRIANDER. ALSO USED BALTI CURRY PASTE INSTEAD OF CURRY POWDER. DE-LISH!

mother_ship's picture
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Tasty way to use up leftovers, even the kids enjoyed it.

nicky070170's picture

We love this recipe, I've made this whilst away in our touring caravan even with limited cooking facilities, it's always delicious!

clairejprice's picture

Yummy, we all loved this one!!

vaderw's picture
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Very tasty, maybe add a bit of citrus juice - orange maybe? I've added this to my weekly 'fallback' meals.

monteau's picture
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great easy recipe. i added korma curry paste instead and sweetcorn ..came out great

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